Buffalo Bills 2018 Position Battles: The battle at wide receiver

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Jeremy Kerley, 8th Year

(5-foot-9, 188 pounds)

Contract: 1 year – $790,000

Career Notes:

Selected by the New York Jets, fifth-round pick (153rd overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft out of TCU.

On his third NFL team. (NYJ, SF, BUF)

Career Stats- 39 Starts, 268 Receptions, 3109 Receiving Yards, 13 TDs.


Kerley is a veteran that has had a respectable career. He routinely gets open in the slot and causes the defense to stretch across the middle. He will continue to be on an NFL roster because of his toughness and his ability to secure the catch while crossing the middle.

During his time in New York, he consistently converted on third down and provided their quarterbacks with a security blanket they desperately needed. Bills fans were routinely subjected to plays where Kerley would make a catch one yard past the sticks on third down.

While getting paid the veteran league minimum, he will be bringing great value to the Bills receiving corps. He will be the favorite to land the slot receiver role due to his prior experience and his ability to create separation in a limited area.

If he fails to secure a starting role, his tutelage will help young players like Zay Jones and Ray-Ray McCloud grow. Overall, he is a solid player that deserves the spot he is in.